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Child to cop: ‘I saw him shoot Mommy in the butt!’

The body camera of Volusia County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Ferrari captured the deputy getting gunshot victim Victoria Rosado’s children out of her Deltona house as her shooter, husband Emmanuel Rosado, exchanged gunshots with police.

“He shot Mommy! He shot her!” one of the children seems to wail as she runs to Ferrari.

The Volusia County jail now holds Emmanuel Rosado, charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder for shooting his wife and at police. Rosado had been arrested on charges of aggravated assault and battery on Victoria Rosado when she was his girlfriend, Victoria Palinkas, but wasn’t prosecuted.

The charging affidavit says deputies know the couple well enough from previous domestic violence calls that another deputy recognized Emmanuel Rosado’s voice inside the house say, “I’m going to f------ kill you!” before hearing several gunshots inside the house. Law enforcement had arrived at the home after Victoria Rosado stated during a 911 call that her husband was armed and wouldn’t leave the home.

After the shots were heard, the affidavit said, deputies set up outside the home. Rosado fired outside the house. From his position, Ferrari got the children, ages 23 months to 7 years, outside the home. Victoria Rosado and the children went to Victoria’s mother’s nearby house. Victoria was later treated at a hospital for a gunshot wound.

According to the affidavitn when he was taken into police custody and being read his Miranda rights, Rosado claimed his wife’s drug usage sparked the argument and drugs were buried in the front yard. He wouldn’t address shots fired at his wife, but showed remorse for shooting at deputies.

One of the children later told investigators, “I saw him shoot Mommy in the butt!”

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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